Irish Athletic Boxing Association chief executive Fergal Carruth has described this week’s crunch talks at the National Stadium as “positive,” as the organisation forced a new rulebook over the line in order to meet a June 30 deadline set by Sport Ireland.
Punches were finally thrown in the ring at the National Stadium last night as a mooted box-off to decide Ireland’s super-heavyweight representative at next month’s European Championships resulted in a split-decision victory for Dean Gardiner.
Earlier this week, a box-off to decide Ireland’s super-heavyweight representative for next month’s European Championships was mooted to take place this evening. Instead of that fight taking centre stage, Irish boxing has been hit by yet another crisis — one which could last a far longer distance than the three rounds originally expected to be contested between Martin Keenan and Dean Gardiner at the National Stadium.
Gangland outrages reached terrifying new heights yesterday when four armed men — two dressed as gardaí and one dressed as a woman — shot dead one man and seriously injured two others at a Dublin hotel, in front of adults and children.
“We have 20 coaches who can do Billy’s job.” Of all the thousands of words spoken yesterday during a four-hour session of the Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communication — called to examine the story behind Billy Walsh’s loss to Irish amateur boxing — those nine stood out.
A Nigerian woman who claims her two young daughters are at risk of serious harm due to female genital mutilation (FGM) if the family is deported has commenced her latest legal challenge in a bid to prevent her and her family being returned to Nigeria.
A JUDGE who refused to stop a deportation order against a Nigerian mother, who fears her two daughters are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM), yesterday agreed to disqualify himself from hearing separate judicial review proceedings also taken by the woman following an application from her lawyers.